Thursday, February 12, 2009

What it means to be out of touch

While Americans are losing jobs and homes, the CEOs of the nations largest banks met with members of the house of representatives yesterday and were subjected to a token of the outrage most Americans are feeling. Our hands are our most fundamental means of engaging in reality. We touch, we feel, we sense and create. But these are head honchos, out of touch with their own hands-on exploration and creativity, Idiot banking CEOs and the peanut head who took the 5th Amendment rather than explain to congress how his company's contamination of peanut paste led to the most massive recall of consumer products in American history.

We have only ourselves to blame. We have allowed social stratification to exist based on levels of educational attainment, when we know that education often isolates children and adults from physical realities. Put people in situations in which they no longer have any sense but their own inflated sense of self and the current crisis is what we get.

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